I certainly think those were some of the more lame parts. I remember watching The Rebirth at a friend's house and they were doing the roll call to Optimus when he arrived on Nebulos. My friend's sister who was sat reading in the room with us and a couple of years younger than us suddenly commented: 'What a load of shit you're watching". Unfortunately even I couldn't disagree with that assessment at that part of the show. But I still enjoyed other parts. I liked seeing the new characters and I liked when the 'Masters process was in full swing, as silly as the idea of throwing away your big gun so it can transform into a little man so he can fire his tiny gun is. Seeing Fort Max and Cerebros transforming together was really cool, especially as I wasn't going to encounter the Japanese Headmasters cartoon for around another fifteen or so years. I think for me the good and the bad balance out and in the end it winds up okay. I could happily sit and watch The Rebirth right now, even though I know it's fairly poor in places.